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I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime and lethargy please suggest treatment ( any herbal medicine)?

I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime and lethargy please suggest treatment  ( any herbal medicine)?

Medication effects: Side effect of antidepressants can be sleepiness and lethargy. Other reasons can be: •High Dose •Time of taking medication •Continued Depression •Overwhelming stresses •Sleep Disorder •Lethargy can be due to Anemia, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism. Discuss with Psychiatrist •Diagnosis •Side effects of, antidepressants •Withdrawal effects, •Decreasing the dose •St John’s Wort •Therapy for stress ...Read more

Apathy (Definition)

Apathy is a symptom in which a person lacks any desire to do things. Such a person may have little or no desire to get out of bed, clean the house, visit other people, go to work, ...Read more


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The correct work decribes me is apathy ? what symtoms and causes and treatment ?

The correct work decribes me is apathy ? what symtoms and causes and treatment ?

Apathy: there are different degrees of apathy and the duration counts too. If is occasional and mild then a daily practice of gratitude, meditation to calm the mind and to have clearer awareness, adequate sleep and some aerobic exercise can all help. Otherwise speaking with a professional - counselor, physician, social worker, psychologist, life coach - can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dysautonomia? Can dysautonomia cause apathy?

What is the treatment for dysautonomia? Can dysautonomia cause apathy?

Symptom, not disease: "Dysautonomia"=abnormal function of autonomic nervous system affecting automatic functions, eg.heart rate,blood pressure.Can happen when an illness (some mild,some severe)affects the nervous system.Treatment of underlying illness can help.Sometimes we give meds to control the blood pressure or heart rate.Apathy can occur as part of underlying illness, eg.Parkinson's, or can be unrelated depression ...Read more

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What is the treatment for severe fatigue and anhedonia/apathy?

What is the treatment for severe fatigue and anhedonia/apathy?

See a doctor: You should see your doctor to rule out any physical causes and then see either a psychiatrist or psychologist for diagnosis and further recommendations regarding treatment. Best wishes.Sounds like classic depression. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for complete apathy or blunted effect as you'd say it , possibly caused due to depression and anxiety?

Is there any treatment for complete apathy or blunted effect as you'd say it , possibly caused due to depression and anxiety?

Anxiety & Depression: If anxiety or depression interferes w/function in life or comfort level it needs to be treated by a mental health professional. Cognitive therapy is good for mood disorders. One helpful book is "Feeling Good" by David Burns. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal alternatives for narcolepsy treatment?

Are there any herbal alternatives for narcolepsy treatment?

Some: Narcolepsy is an issue with a brain chemical that controls degree of wakefulness and control on timing of wakefulness. So herbs (caffeine and noncaffeine) products that work through a different system (often adenosine) can be helpful t keep awake during day. Also behavior for short napping helps. Food metabolism also affects, specifically gluten has been. ...Read more

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What is the best herbal treatment for SIBO ?

What is the best herbal treatment for SIBO ?

SIBO, documented?: Treatment is often offered empirically when sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is suspected. However symptoms recur when the antibiotics are gone. Is this due to underlying ibs, regrowth of bacteria (or resistant ones!), parasites, altered GI transit, or something else? Bifidobacter-containing probiotics may reduce gassiness, a xifaxan (rifaximin) trial may help, but evaluation is best pursued now. ...Read more

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Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more

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